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Central Health expands services to the underserved

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Central Health has announced plans to use a combination of in-home care, temporary and permanent clinics to provide health care services to underserved communities in East Austin in 2019. In September the agency approved a 2019 budget that includes nearly $3.5 million for care services in Austin’s Colony/Hornsby Bend, Colony Park and Del Valle areas including Kellam Road and Creedmoor. Plans call for a mobile health clinic for Creedmoor operating two days a week beginning in late spring, a permanent health center on Kellam Road that will complete construction in early 2020, a move from increased in-home visits to a modular clinic next to a fire station for Hornsby Bend that will open in July, and a mobile clinic operating three days a week in Colony Park beginning in May. The agency also announced it has moved 228 recipients in its Medical Access Program to private insurance through Sendero Health Plans, the nonprofit health maintenance organization offered by Central Health.

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